So what do Race Timers do when they are not timing races? Go on crazy adventures of course. The weather could not have been better, bright blue skies, hardly a cloud in site and just enough of a breeze to keep us cool. If we thought going up was hard in places, coming down was way much harder. In fact it was easier on the legs to run some parts of it. The grandkids did great.We got up and down in four and a half hours moving time with a few stops en route for snacks and rewarded ourselves with post race drinks/ ice creams in the cafe near the bottom. The views as you can see were awesome.We chose the Llanberis path which runs alongside the railway and is the longest but easiest. It was pretty mobbed and once at the top there was a queue to touch the stone at the top so we didn’t bother. The adventure was all about the climb.
So where does the ‘some’ come in? Not content with the 9 mile Snowdon Hike we decided to walk to the local Indian restaurant for a meal except it was not that local! It was about 3 miles away along a busy road with no pavements in places and a narrow bridge on a blind bend now known as ‘death bridge’ as we ran across it when there was a gap in the cars. Safe to say we got a taxi back to the campsite! We woke up the morning after with aching glutes, then aching lower backs, then aching calves, walking like we had just had hip replacements, the adults that is – the kids were fine skipping around doing cartwheels. Apparently it is Ben Nevis next – maybe not! Day 3 post Snowdon and my legs are just about starting to feel normal.